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Optimal Weight for Life Program ACES: A Cooking And Eating Study

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What do cooking and research have in common? A unique opportunity for girls

Many health care providers struggle with the best approaches (and respective ramifications) to treating patients who are obese. A dietary research study at Boston Children’s Hospital may offer some insights to providers and patients.

For 13- to 21-year old overweight females

  • Are you a 13-21 year old young woman? Do you have irregular periods?
  • This six-month study investigates the effect of two different diets for treating polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in adolescents and young adults.
  • You would get: Weight loss program, individual sessions with a dietitian, cooking workshops with an executive chef and an American Express gift card for $100

For more information call 617-355-2500 or email ACES

This study may be an exciting opportunity for patients who meet the following criteria:

  • Female
  • 13 to 21 years old
  • Body mass index in the 85th percentile or greater
  • Irregular menstrual periods

Cooking is part of the research: Girls who take part in the study learn to prepare delicious and healthy foods. They chop, mix, boil, stir-fry, sauté, roast, steam and bake with an executive chef.

Study benefits are as follows:

  • A work-up for PCOS is done at no cost to the provider or the patient. Research funds cover costs of the work-up. Researchers send a copy of all laboratory test results to the PCP.
  • The study focuses on intensive dietary interventions as a first line of treatment (consistent with the Androgen Excess and PCOS Society Position Statement) without pharmacological treatment.
  • Six in-person visits and six telephone calls with a registered dietitian.
  • Three cooking workshops with an executive chef. When each girl completes the six-month study, the study physician determines the best course of action to ensure continuity of care, in communication with the PCP.

Girls receive an American Express gift card ($100) at the end of the study for giving their best efforts.

For more information:
Call: 617-355-2500, option 2
Email: OR

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- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO